The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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In the Red Tier, gyms and salons can resume indoors, while other operations, such as movie theaters and indoor dining, remain paused.

COVID-19 updates: Unmasked

Mei Corricello and Crystal Qian October 7, 2020

On Sept. 8, Santa Clara County moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier on California’s four-tier COVID-19 ranking system. Although counties in the Red Tier are still deemed areas with substantial...

Computer screens are connected, but not connected at the same time. Some teens fare well at home, but others do not.

Social isolation affects teen social development

Elizabeth Park and Sharlene Chen August 24, 2020

Isolated, scared and unsure — just a few of the emotions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Humans are naturally social. With the COVID-19 crisis calling for social distancing, though, teens are...

As students and staff spend hours on Zoom every school day, it is important to be aware of and understand indications of Zoom fatigue and follow self-care practices to maintain physical and mental health.

Zoomed in: Exploring the effects of online learning

Anirudh Seshadri and Melissa Chen August 24, 2020

In late February, 90,000 schools across 20 countries were using Zoom. In March 2020, the Zoom app saw 2.5 million downloads. Whether it’s for social gatherings, classes or work, more and more people...

Shelter-in-place leads to rise in domestic abuse cases

Shelter-in-place leads to rise in domestic abuse cases

Sloka Suresh and Lillian Fu May 29, 2020

As countless Americans continue to shelter in place for extended periods of time amid the coronavirus pandemic, the restrictions aimed at keeping them safe have enabled more households to become grounds...

Positivity behind the pandemic

Positivity behind the pandemic

Sharlene Chen and Emma Cionca May 27, 2020

A series of positive side effects has emerged from the menacing shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Although people are understandably consumed by fear and uncertainty, it is important to take time to...

Senators Kelly Loeffler and Richard Burr used their political offices to their benefits before the pandemic’s effects had fully materialized.

Senators’ selling of stocks stirs controversy

Katie Chen and Bennie Chang May 25, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted billions of individuals around the globe and widened the disparity between the privileged and the disadvantaged. Before the pandemic’s effects had fully materialized...

Astrology extends into social media

Astrology extends into social media

Emma Cionca and Lillian Fu April 16, 2020

Typing “horoscope” in the Instagram search bar gives hundreds, even thousands of accounts — some with over a million followers — that are all dedicated to telling traits and predictions for every...

Spilling the tea on caffeine

Jasmine Hou and Pranav Mishra April 13, 2020

Whether it’s a morning fix of coffee, a relaxing pot of tea or a refreshing sports drink out on the field, caffeine provides limitless ways to spark and soothe the senses. While some experts cite evidence...

Exploring eastern medicine and holistic healing

Priyanka Anand and Ron Aich April 10, 2020

In the past few centuries, medicine based on modern science has become the leading form of treatment for ailments, especially in the West. Modern medicine, which includes vaccines, antibiotics and hormonal...

A graphic illustration of the issues Democratic presidential candidates have been running on for their 2020 campaign.

2020 Democratic Primary

Lillian Fu February 26, 2020

The California primary elections for U.S. president are now less than a week away, and as March 3 approaches, debates among the eight remaining Democratic candidates are heating up. Several issues of national...

Grief, the feeling of deep sorrow, is an emotion that is deeply linked with loss. 

Exploring the unique experiences of grief and loss

Stella Huang and Elliu Huang February 26, 2020

Grief, the feeling of deep sorrow, is an emotion that is deeply linked with loss.  Most people will experience grief at some point in their lives due to forces outside of their control.  The...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)’s made its appearance in January, misconceptions and myths have run rampant.

Novel coronavirus: unmasking the epidemic

Youqi Huang and Diana Kohr February 26, 2020

Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)’s appearance in January, misconceptions and myths have run rampant. The virus originated in the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China, and has currently infected...